I can’t wait to share my DIY Suitcase Dog Bed with you! Okay, this post is really just a way for me to introduce you to my adorable new puppy! We got him just in time for Easter and the whole family is in love with this little fluff ball. His name is Chancho, as in “I would never leave you Chancho” from the great “Nacho Libre”. Can you tell I have all boys and a 13-year-old named him? Oh well, I love it too. Now for the dog bed.
My awesome father in law found this old suitcase for me. When he gave it to me we didn’t have a pup yet so I imagined it sitting on a shelf somewhere adding charm to my house. But, once Chancho came in to our lives (literally later that day), I knew it would make the perfect dog bed. This is not a new idea, but new for someone like me with my first dog ever. The sandy colored exterior with its leather trim and gray stripes matched my homes interior perfectly. The brown lining was in pretty good condition so I just hot glue gunned the parts that needed a little love.
Then I inserted an old pillow and some left over quilting and covered them with a soft blanket that I had used as a throw. It already matched my decor so it would be perfect. The brown lining pockets serve as the perfect storage for Chancho’s brush, balls, leash, and bones.
I was pretty happy at how the whole dog bed turned out and how it looked in my house, but the best part is how much Chanchy loves it. I find him chillaxin’ on his back enjoying the sun streaming in through the window.
So there you have the easiest dog bed ever, and since I had all the materials, FREE! And…the cutest pup ever too if you ask me.